@ xexyzl: How do we know the passage of time in that point in the movie? Guesswork? The universe bible? Fanon?
Misato's necklace was put up as a sort of shrine or monument, and you can see it start to rust.
So why did Shinji strangle Asuka?
And what did we know about Third Impact by the TV ending?
Why? I'm still not sure. If I had to guess, probably because this is Shinji's first outing into the 'real world', and yet he's all alone. He might've been pissed that the first person he gets to meet is Asuka, who gave him so much grief. Sure, he might not feel as angry to her as to his father, but he can't have really enjoyed all the abuse. Remember that it's only for a few seconds before he starts crying because he remembers/realizes he does have feelings for her. Whatever, that's my interpretation for now, I'll have to think on that.
Now, what do we know about 3rd Impact from JUST the TV ending? Well first off, why do we care? People who wanted to know what 3rd Impact actually looked like ended up with the movie. Knowing how
it happens isn't nearly as important as why
it happens. We know the why
: trying to fill the emptiness in human souls by removing individuality. How
it happens isn't really as important. So Lillith goes and sticks Unit 01 in her headvagina and sucks people's souls into the black moon, so what? Do you really need to know that in the TV ending? The point of not showing everything visually is to force the viewer to think only about characters and the theme of the show. This is why some people believe Anno didn't run out of money, that he intentionally did this ending, because he's done it before
. Remember Gunbuster episode 6? They didn't even animate the final battle for you, you just got black and white stills. Why? Because the battle just isn't very important. It forces the viewer's attention elsewhere.
Bleh, I'm rambling. Really the best thing I can recommend to those confused about Eva is to rewatch it
. If you need help, you can always check Wikipedia. :D